Killurin Bridge is a visually interesting road bridge that spans the River Slaney in south County Wexford.
The bridge may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need an unusual looking bridge or for river scenes that need a visually pleasing backdrop. The concrete parapets on the bridge are of a lattice design and the bridge’s piers are cross braced and slender. These features give the bridge a strange character that is both robust and delicate.
For scenes set on or near the water that might use the bridge as a backdrop, the location has extra features that should be of use to filmmakers. A slipway is visible from the bridge and this slipway is used by a local rowing club to launch their boats. The area around the bridge is very aesthetically pleasing because the River Slaney is wide at this point, and its banks are covered with reeds.
The road bridge was built in 1915 and designed by Alfred Dover Delap. The construction was done in concrete by a Manchester based company. The middle of the bridge can be raised to allow boats and ships through.
Also know as the Deeps Bridge, due to its proximity to The Deeps.
Dimensions: Around 200m long. The Slaney at this point is around 80m wide immediately downriver of the bridge and 140m wide upriver.
Parking: Limited. Some parking is available in the rowing club.
Nearest town: Wexford, 13km away.Contact Us
Photographer: Gordon Wycherly
Killurin Bridge, Killurin, Co. Wexford
Senior Roads Engineer, Wexford County Council